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Old 26th November 2018, 05:24 PM   #6661
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Old 27th November 2018, 12:38 PM   #6662
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Old 27th November 2018, 03:00 PM   #6663
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A few years after doing this with our first daughter, it was time to build a music system with our second daughter. She just turned 11 and has a growing interest in music and all things science related. So, I gathered all of the necessary parts and did the pre-work of fabricating an amplifier chassis and matching set of speaker cabinets for her. She was THRILLED to open a present with all of the parts for an Amp Camp Amp and a pair of speakers!

We spent part of the weekend with the soldering iron making stinky smoke at the kitchen table. She measured all of the parts, bent all of the resistor legs so they'd fit in the boards, applied the solder, and trimmed things flush on the other side. I had previously cut, drilled, and finished a nice chunk of figured walnut to serve as the chassis.

After the amp was completed, we moved on to the speakers. They are made from 18mm BB ply and a slab of walnut for the front baffle. We stuffed the cabinets, soldered the binding posts, wired the drivers (Mark Audio CHR-70), and then secured everything to cabinets.

She was VERY excited to have built her own amplifier and speakers! She kept asking my wife to take pictures while we worked so she can show her friends at school. Tonight we'll get everything set up in her bedroom and have our first listen.

After five years, our first daughter has started dropping hints that she doesn't think her amplifier goes loud enough any more (she's 15 now). My wife and I seem to disagree...
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Old 27th November 2018, 03:05 PM   #6664
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well done!
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Old 27th November 2018, 03:09 PM   #6665
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Great way to get your kids involved!
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Old 27th November 2018, 03:15 PM   #6666
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A few years after doing this with our first daughter, it was time to build a music system with our second daughter. She just turned 11 and has a growing interest in music and all things science related. So, I gathered all of the necessary parts and did the pre-work of fabricating an amplifier chassis and matching set of speaker cabinets for her. She was THRILLED to open a present with all of the parts for an Amp Camp Amp and a pair of speakers!

We spent part of the weekend with the soldering iron making stinky smoke at the kitchen table. She measured all of the parts, bent all of the resistor legs so they'd fit in the boards, applied the solder, and trimmed things flush on the other side. I had previously cut, drilled, and finished a nice chunk of figured walnut to serve as the chassis.

After the amp was completed, we moved on to the speakers. They are made from 18mm BB ply and a slab of walnut for the front baffle. We stuffed the cabinets, soldered the binding posts, wired the drivers (Mark Audio CHR-70), and then secured everything to cabinets.

She was VERY excited to have built her own amplifier and speakers! She kept asking my wife to take pictures while we worked so she can show her friends at school. Tonight we'll get everything set up in her bedroom and have our first listen.

After five years, our first daughter has started dropping hints that she doesn't think her amplifier goes loud enough any more (she's 15 now). My wife and I seem to disagree...
Great job! What did you use for a chassis before you made the wood faceplate, or did you fab the entire chassis?
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Old 27th November 2018, 03:18 PM   #6667
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That's really wonderful Eric!
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Old 27th November 2018, 03:43 PM   #6668
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Awesome stuff Eric, thanks for sharing! Hope she enjoys the system a lot!
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Old 27th November 2018, 04:08 PM   #6669
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Way to go! Have the kids interested in whatever nice hobby there is (hifi, r/c planes, electric trains, electronics etc) and they'll never have money for drugs!
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Old 27th November 2018, 04:10 PM   #6670
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Way to go! Have the kids interested in whatever nice hobby there is (hifi, r/c planes, electric trains, electronics etc) and they'll never have money for drugs!
With the right music and a good system you don't even need drugs.
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